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for right now. the suspect, james holmes, has been arrested. police believe he acted alone and his motive right now is unknown. tonight, authorities in colorado are trying to piece the puzzle together and we are learning new details about what led up to the tragic event. tom fitzgerald has been tracking the information and he has the latest from the newsroom. tom. >> that motive is the big question tonight in aurora, colorado, where federal local officials are still trying to get to the bottom of exactly what motivated this massacre. the suspect surrendered to authorities where this all unfolded and as this day has gone on, there were just more questions about what fueled this attack. >> it was shortly after midnight when dispatchers started sending police to a packed colorado theater. a man was shooting into the audience. >> units getting into the scene now. somebody actively shooting. >> it all started when the alleged gunman, 24-year-old james holmes, went to the front of the theater and let loose a gas canister. some believed it was a stunt for the film and gunfire rang out
is in custody has been identified as 24-year- old james holmes. as this day unfolded, the horror from those early moments of this shooting rampage have lost none of their impact. >> the first call went out after midnight. packed theater premiering a new bat man film, a horrific attack is being unleashed that was all too real. >> 3:14, for a shooting at century theaters. they are saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. >> it began when the alleged gunman, 24-year-old james holmes stood in front of the screen. some said they thought it was part of the film or a prank. people in the theater say the first shots were followed by larger bursts of gunfire. >> they heard a loud explosion and shortly after that, we heard gun shots open up and it sounded like a fully automatic weapon. >> cell phone video captured the moments. theater goers are seen covered in blood. they put the death toll at 12 dead in all 71 shot, a three month old baby. >> most of the injuries were again gun shot wounds, they varied from wounds to the chest and abdomen to extremity wounds as well. >> near his car in
squads risk their lives forcing their way into the booby trapped apartment of 24-year-old james holmes. good to have you with us on this saturday night, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. police say they have recovered a significant amount of evidence from the apartment of shooting suspect, james holmes. they now believe this was a calculated act planned over many months. >> investigators say his apartment was rigged to kill first responders. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom with a closer look at the dangerous mission to uncover the booby traps and other evidence. audrey, good evening. >> good evening, will. a team of bomb technicians, chemical experts, and device examiners from the fbi's lab in quantico, virginia, spent the day helping disarm the booby traps in the apartment in colorado. and now the difficult task of identifying the chemicals and unraveling the mystery behind the violence is underway. bomb technicians successfully detonated an explosive device inside the apartment of movie massacre suspect, james holmes. but that was just the tip of the iceberg. investiga
monday. >> now, james holmes made his first court appearance yesterday and now prosecutors are going to talk to the family member of the victims about whether to pursue the death penalty. fox 5's lauren demarco is in the newsroom now with the details. >> reporter: the shooting left 12 people dead, dozens injured and a community heart broken. yesterday was the first time the public got a look at james holmes since he allegedly walked into the century 16 movie theater and opened fire. the 24-year-old and in court to hear a judge explain why he is being held without bond. holmes with his hair still died that orange-red was offer a chance to speak but he stayed quiet. he sat as though in a daze in the colorado courtroom. at one point, he even seemed to doze off. holmes is being held in solitary confinement. authorities say he is refusing to cooperate and it could take months to learn what prompted friday's horrific shooting rampage and a midnight screening of the dark knight rises. the defendants will likely argue that the suspect was not in good mental health at the time of the shooting
also confirming tonight suspect james holmes carried out the movie theater ambush with weapons and ammunition that were legally purchased. >> 315 entry 14 for a shooting at century shooting 14300 east alameda avenue. they're saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. >> moviegoers captured these images of the chaotic scene right after the shooting. police and fire dispatchers quickly realizing just how bad things were. >> 315 injuries, 14, at least one person that's been shot, but they're saying there's hundreds of people just running around. >> witnesses say the alleged mass murderer james homes dressed in body armor wearing a gas mask stood in front of the screen, released a gas canister and started shooting. >> we got another person out shot in the leg. i've got people running out of the theater that are shot in theater 9. >> of seat was taken, sold out. >> -- every seat was taken, sold out. >> we go out and the first thing we see is a 13, 14-year- old girl with a bullet wound in her leg and her stomach and probably her chest and i think she was right there about to die.
on the tragedy. sherry? >> reporter: the suspect, james holmes is due to be arraigned in a few hours. police say the suspected shooter is no longer talking and refuses to cooperate. he is expected to be charged with first-degree murder and could face the death penalty. he is being held without bond in solitary consignment at a detention center. hundreds perhaps thousands gathered for prayer vigils to remember the victims. those who died ranged in age from-from -- from 6 to 51. it could take months to determine a motive. sources say inside his booby trapped apartment they found a batman mask and a poster. they are looking into whether some of the hazardous chemicals came from a medical campus where holmes was working on his ph.d. he quit last month. police say holmes was stockpiling ammunition'd. he apparently tried to join a gun rang last month but the owner was so disturkey day by the encounter he rejected his application. yesterday president obama met with families of the victims for several hours and told them that the nation and much of the world is thinking ever them. >> sherry, thank you.
. >> reporter: the suspect, james holmes, is expected to be charged with first degree murder and could face the death penalty. the first step will be his arraignment today. he does remain in solitary confinement at a detention center. police say that holm has lawyered up with a public defender and is no longer cooperating. tears, hugs, signs of sorrow. hundreds have gayer haded in our era, colorado -- have gathered in aurora, colorado to honor and pray. >> veronica mosser sullivan. john t. larimer, alexander j. boik -- jessie e. childress. jonathan t. blunk. , alex m sullivan. mikayla medek. , matthew, r., mcquinn. gordon w. cowden. >> reporter: the victims range in age from six to 51, all from different background, different walks of life but now unite in tragedy and their death has unite the community. >> we will remember you, he will honor you by celebrating life, he will honor you by i have hadding our lives a little better. >> reporter: mayor steve hogan reminding the community at the vigil of their strength and resolve. >> it is not this senseless act of violence that marks us as a co
with the victim's families about whether to push for the death penalty. suspected shooter james holmes made his first court appearance yesterday but seemed dazed and inattentive. he is expected to be formally charged in court next monday. he is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others in friday's shooting rampage. >>> harsh sanctions against penn state's football program. the penalties include a $60 million fine, a four-year ban on bowl games and a loss of 10 freshman scholarships each year appears erasing every win from 1999 to 2011. >>> d.c. police are investigating a recent assault as a possible hate crime. officers say 29-year-old michael hall and his partner were walking home saturday night when a group of young people jumped them. hall, who is a yoga instructor, is still recovering from surgery after breaking his jaw and fracturing his cheekbone. i >>> the life of a space pipe ore. we are remembering astronaut sally ride would changed the space program by becoming the first woman to orbit the earth. she passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. he
his first appearance in court today. james holmes is accused of opening fire during the midnight opening of the batman movie. >> as more details emerge, the identities of all 12 people who were killed have been revealed. >> we have more now on the victims of this tragedy. >> reporter: the youngest of the victims, 6-year-old veronica mosser sullivan was excited about learning to swim. veronica's mother remans in critical condition and meant been told about her daughter's death. 23-year-old kayla attended aurora community college. she was a huge green bay packers fan. 24-year-old alexander steams wanted to become a psychiatrist, recentlyerning a master's degree in counseling psychology. 24-year-old jessica gowie narrowly missed a shooting in canada just last month n a blog, she wrote, i saw the victims of a senseless crime i saw life change. at 26 yoorks jonathan blunk had already served three tours with the navy and planned to become a navy seal. -- at 26, jonathan blunk had already served three tours with the navy and planned to become a navy seal. mat mcquinn dove in front of th
. this morning police have now identified the suspect in the shooting. he is 24-year-old james holmes. >> this massacre happened overnight at a movie theater in aurora, colorado, which is about 10 miles outside of denver. police say the suspect opened fire during the midnight showing of the highly anticipated latest batman movie, "the dark knight rises." this morning we are hearing at least 12 people are dead and 50 others are hurt. fox5's sherri ly is live in the newsroom with the latest on this tragedy. sherri, good morning. >> good morning, allison, tony. witnesses say this shooter fired into the crowded movie theater right after the movie started. some people apparently thought the gunfire was actual coming from the movie. people scrambled from the theater. this video from the denver post shows victims being carried out. the sound of alarms going off and people running for their lives. youtube video shows panicked people heading for the doors. some were bloodied. 12 people are dead. that's down from the initial 14 reported. about 50 others also injured, ranging in age from 3 month
in all of us. some of the attention, though, will also be on the suspect, at least for now, james holmes. his encounter with a gun range owner last month was so disturbing that owner refused to let him join the range. >> usually if i call somebody and leave a message, they call me back immediately the same day. so by the time i call three times, he hasn't called me, it's like okay, i don't like this to begin with. leave it alone. >> reporter: there's also regret from an online tactical gear supplier who has learned that multiple shipments to homes helped him carry out histine -- holmes helped him carry out his sinister plot. >> that's actually one of the first things i thought of was i hope it wasn't an order that came through our sos. >> reporter: police chief dan oat says critical information -- dan oates says critical information has been recovered from the apartment. james holmes will make his first appearance in court tomorrow. audrey barnes, fox 5 news. >>> three days later there's still so many questions surrounding the tragedy. what could have motivated the suspect? as for the
: james holmes will be arraigned in court this morning. he is expected to be charged with first-degree murder and could face the death penalty. there is no motive. sources say inside the suspect's booby trapped apartment they found a batman mask and poster. >>> reporter: james holmes, the man suspected of shooting up a colorado movie theater is due to make his initial court appearance today. >> they will get a case filing, basic information to tell them what charges are appropriate and then the investigation will go on. >> reporter: police officials say holmes is not cooperating and some are left to wonder if he will be mentally competent to stand trial. >> they believe he is not competent to proceed he will get sent down to be evaluated at the state hospital. >> reporter: authorities say it could take months to determine a motive but one former police officer suspects holmes wanted to become a villain similar to one in the batman movies. >> i believe that he planned this for months and the fantasy was for him to take on the persona of the jocker. >> reporter: holmes allegedly c
. the gunman, 24-year-old james holmes made his first appearance before a colorado judge he was wide eyed, seemed out of it in a maroon prison jump suit with hair dyed a bright reddish orange. holmes was recordrd to stay -- ordered to stay behind bars in solitary confinement. he is expected to be formerly charged on multiple counts of first degree murder next monday. fox news correspondent, greg boswell joins us live from aurora colorado with the latest craig. >> reporter: good evening most of the talk is generated by the demeanour, appearance of james holmes the suspected gunman in this case not just the orange reddish hair but also, his stare. i describe it as a blank stare other people call it dazed and confused looking like maybe he was going to sleep many family members inside we talked to afterwards felt like maybe he was acting a little bit. acting they were saying because he wants to avoid the death penalty down the line. the prosecutor in this case, saying that is at least 60 days decision away after the arraignment, which is next monday. >>> so with all the information that we g
james holmes used his position as a graduate student to order materials he used to booby trap his apartment. all those explosives are now out but investigators are still combing the apartment for evidence. they have confiscated several items including a laptop computer. >> reporter: good evening, will. this is the second time in two months that the president has been in colorado to comfort residents. he was there in june after wildfires destroyed dozens of homes. this time it's an entire town that is hurting. vigils like this one for recent gateway high school graduate a.j.boyt who is in critical condition are occurring spontaneously. >> he was an amazing person. he was someone to always put a smile on your face. >> reporter: like many of the dozens hurt, his injuries are life-changing. >> they think he may be paralyzed from the neck down but he is doing good and making eye contact and movement. >> reporter: as investigators continue to remove evidence from suspect james holmes apartment, reports are surfacing that his surrender wasn't as cut and dried as previously thought. on th
: that suspect will be in court today for an arraignment. police say that james holmes has now lawyered up and is now longer cooperating. he could face the death penalty. holmes is being held in solitary confinement. he is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 5 # others in the movie theater massacre friday. hundreds of people gathered for a prayer vigil in you're ore a colorado to remember the victims. those killed ranged in age from six years old to 51. police say that holmes was covered head to toe in body armor and was armed with an assault rifle, shotgun and handgun when he opened fire on the crowded theater over the weekend. aurora's mayor remind the community of the strength and resolve to get through this tragedy. >> we will remember you. we will honor you by celebrating life. we will honor you by living our lives a little better. >> it is not this senseless act of violence that marks us as a community. it is the lives and acts of these heroes and the innumerable acts of kindness, love and care for our neighbors that defines who we are. >> reporter: yesterday, police cleared th
to be in the moment, though. here's what we know about the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes. investigators say holmes is not cooperating with their questions and said nothing this morning during his court appearance. police searched his apartment this weekend and found several batman-related items including a poster for the new movie and a batman mask. fox's craig boswell has the latest from the courthouse in colorado. >> reporter: it's the first public glimpse of james holmes since he allegedly walked into the movie theater and opened fire. james holmes sat silent with a blank stare, the once promising former grad student was wearing a jailhouse jump suit with his hands shackled. as the judge spoke, 24-year-old seemed uninvolved. the purpose of the hearing was to inform holmes of the charges he'll soon face. when he was offered a chance to speak? >> do you have any questions? >> reporter: he stayed quiet. at one point he closed his eyes. prosecutors are expected to file charges formally next monday. a mental health evaluation is routine in cases like this. >> i would say there's no such thing as
holmes. the courtroom was closed toto cameras today, but open to some journalists, survivors and families of the victims. >> reporter: more than 140 charges leveled against accused gunman james holmes. they included 24 counts of murder in the first degree, two for each victim, 12 counts of first degree murder, and 12rd ercounts of murder with extreme indifferent. >> they were merged for purposeo r of sentencing, but he can bebe convicted of each variety of first degree murder. >> reporter: he faced 116 count1 6 of attempted first degreeir those charges doubled with the 58 people injured or. holmes, sitting sightly again,s just as he igdid in a hearing lt week, as lawmakers argued his aa large -- as lawyers argued hisag fate. closed off to was cameras. >> it was very difficult to seel this man, and see his indifference. >> i wanted to know why he did it. >> reporter: due to the larger: number of victims dand familie who wanted to attend, the court decided to have an overflow roov where they could watch the proceedings from a closed circuit television feed. a motion requesting th
in the colorado movie massacre is expected to get a psychiatric evaluation. james holmes and dazed and disheveled during his first court appearance. >> many of the families of the victims satin tently during the 12-minute hearing. fox 5's lauren demarco is in the newsroom with the details. >> reporter: good morning to you. it was the public's first glimpse of james holmes since he walked into the century 16 movie theater and opened fire. the 24-year-old and in court for the first time to hear a judge explain why he is being held without bond. holmes with his hair still died an orange-red did not speak. he sat has though in a daze in the colorado courtroom. he even seemed to doze off at one point. authorities say he is refusing to cooperated and it could take months to learn what prompted friday's horrific massacre at a midnight screening of the latest batman fill. prosecutor says her office is considering pursuing the death penalty but she will first consult with the victims' families. five members ever the victim' families came to watch yesterday's proceedings. >> with how much hurt he has done
including eleanor holmes norton say the bill is part of a campaign to overturn roe vs. wade. >>> a possible link between the deadly jewelry store robbery in arlington and another robbery in d.c. >>> getting to work in d.c. will be a the bit easier for thousands of commuters who take the 11th street bridge. this is a new ram that opened on monday. >> commute times could be cut by as much as 10 minutes. matt ackland has the story. >> reporter: these days, it is not oaive mayor gray gets behind the wheel of a car. >> do you remember how to drive? >> i don't drive that much anymore. >> reporter: he wanted to be first to personally drive across the new ramp that links 295 to the 11th street bridge. thousands of commuters should see instant relief. before the improvements, many would crowd neighborhood streets to access the bridge. >> i suspect there are lots of people who are very happy that we have reached this stage. as one who happens in live in one of those neighborhoods -- >> just one ramp opening opportunity today but it is just a few months before this project is complete. >> we're workin
charged with murder. holmes faces 142 cows total including 24 counts of first- degree murder and 116 charges of attempted murder. james holmes is accused of killing 12 and wound 58 others during the midnight premier of the "dark knight rises." prosecutors could file additional charges and is unclear if they will seek the death penalty. >>> a survivor said that he forgives him. he was shot twice in the foot and twice in the arm and said that the only way he can fully recover is to forgive. >> i forgive you and i knew from the second he walked in that something was not right and there is -- . >> and something bad was going down. >> yeah, there was a dark evil presence. literally it was like time stopped for me. >> he said he would like to talk to james holmes face-to- face to tell him in person that he forgives him. >>> and the news edge on d.c. now. where a dozen protestors rallied outside of the white house this afternoon. the activists chanted and held signs calling for improved gun laws. the group said it's not against handguns in the home, but the increasing availability of rifle
. bomb squads have cleared out all explosive materials from shooter james holmes apartment and holmes will apparently make his first court appearance tomorrow. police say he planned the attack with calculation and deliberation. foxes craig boswell has the latest from aurora colorado. >> reporter: police removed the immediate danger families are being allowed back into the area as they removed booby traps meant to kill. investigators give off a series of audible warnings before setting off a detonation inside the third floor apartment of mass shooting suspect james holmes. bomb technicians removed ieds. grenades, trip wires hazardous materials and have begun looking for clues. he is accused of a calculating and deliberate murder spree saying the murder theater attack was just the beginning. >> if you thing we are angry we sure as hell are angry, what happened in our city and what he threatened to do to one of our police officers. >> he said pierce pierce i'm shot man i'm shot, and i said me too just stay down and -- >> reporter: and who helped them. >> josh helped me, protect my wife a
about what the judge said and more about james holmes' demeanor in the courtroom. >> ordinarily individuals are entitled to bail. given the nature of the charges you are being held on a no bond hold. >> reporter: james holmes looking dazed and confused as the judge explained his rights and what happens next. he sat silent during the hearing nearly falling asleep. a few feet away were some survivors of the horrific ordeal and victims' relatives. >> we're still looking at this case from every angle. >> reporter: the prosecutor says this is just the beginning of a long process. >> a case like this the investigation doesn't stop. it will continue up to trial and so as we find more information, we want to make sure we've got the right charges. >> reporter: and the question of the death penalty will not be one answered easily or quickly. >> victims will be impacted by that decision in an enormous way for years, if the death penalty is sought. that's a very long process that impacts their lives for years and so they will want to have and we will want to get their input before we mak
midnight movie massacre. here's what we know about james holmes, the suspected gunman. investigators say he bought four guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition legally on the internet and in local stores. he used at least three weapons opening fire on unsuspecting victims killing 12, a total of 70 people hurt. tonight 11 people are in critical condition. officials have not yet released their names. in moments we will be joined live by a teenager who survived who was inside the theater when the shooting began, but first let's get the latest from fox 5's bob barnard. >> it's only been in the last hour or so the bodies of the 10 victims who died inside the theater have been removed. aurora police getting ready to meet with families to confirm identifications. 30 victims remain hospitalized tonight. >> 315 entry 14 for a shooting at century shooter 14300 east alameda avenue. they're saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. >> moviegoers captured these images of the chaotic scene right after the shooting. >> everyone is screaming and crying around there. >> police and fire dispatchers quickly
aurora shooti. james holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring dozens more in the movie theate last week. judge is limiting what those close to the investigation can publicly say. prosecutors are expecting to file charges against holmes ongn monday. there has been some discussion about the death penalty, but a decision won't be made on thatn for several month. >>> banking on bank of america. may not be a good idea. the latest cost-cutting measure that will have the >> coming up in sports, team usa has one final tuneup before the olympic games, plus time to get ready for redskins trainingsk camp. camp.  i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [romney singing]: oh beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesty, above the fruited plain, america, america, god shed his grace on thee, and crowned thy good, with brotherhood... you. >>> doctors activists politicians, joining forces tong stop the spread of hiv on aids. they are taking part in the international aids conference io washington. medical communi
certain abortions in the district and moving ahead to a vote in the full house. eleanor holmes norton joining us next. >>> first, the song of the summer and cookie monster's released his own version of the --es is mestreet scoop changes the word to share it may be and a person is about pookie. check it out. >> and the going of the rocker and betty crocker. this is crazy, you got cookies ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone likes a bit of order in their life. virtual wallet helps you get it. keep track of spending, move money with a slide, and use the calendar. all to see your money how you want. ♪ how you want. but they can be really well thexpensive.ted a puppy, so to save money i just found them a possum. dad, i think he's dead. probably just playin' possum. sfx: possum hisses there he is. there's an easier way to save. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. . >>> the battle between congress and the district is up again. a bill that would ban certain abortions in d.c. it was introduced by arizona congressman trent franks and would ban al
and eleanor holmes norton doesn't get a vote. he's more. >> reporter: the bullies usually pick on the district. this time, they picked a fight with women across the united states. >> reporter: a house bill offered by representative trent franks, a republican from arizona arizona, would ban abortions in the district of columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. eleanor holmes northin said she was not allowed to testify at a hearing on the quill in may. >> when it goes to the floor, every member of the house will have a vote on a bill affecting only the district of columbia. >> reporter: in june, after the house voted down a different bill by franks, which would have criminalized the abortions, he made these comments. >> the other day when i tried to past the abortion restriction on this floor, mr. obama's comments went something like this. he thinks he should leave medical decisions to the individuals. >> reporter: arizona is one of several states in the past two years to ban abortion after the 20-week mark. the d.c. bill, which contains an exception for a threat to the mother's life s based on the
i just tweeted wisdom, what's next, rupert holmes and captain and tenille. >> he is all over the place. you can't figure out wisdom. >> prince is next. >> okay. there we go. >> now you're cool. >> sarah knows where i'm going with this. all right. if you are traveling inbound along 66, delays coming in at centreville. no problems to report if you are traveling northbound i-59 in the main line as you work your way north of woodbridge but again, in the express lanes here, we had that bus stop that was squeezing the right lane here at the occoquan. look like we have the lanes open. you are back up to speed headed out to the fsp. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. >>> police investigating a deadly shooting in northeast d.c. this morning. part of a violent night across the city. >> this shooting, the shooting is one of three that happened all in less than 30 minutes in different locations. fox 5's sherry ly is live in northeast with the details. good morning to you. >> good morning. these shootings all happened one right after the other. the last one was rig
are hospitalized. 24 year old james holmes is in solitary confinement and represented by a public defender on monday. we'll bring in our fox news colleague jon scott. >> chris, we have new and eerie photos of the suspect and they show him with his hair dyed red. that is sig -- significant. after the new york city chief was briefed, the suspect and shooter had red dyed hair and he told arresting officers that he was the joker. the dye job photos went up on the days immediately before the shooting. along with the caption will you visit me in prison. and after successfully neutralizing the threat in holmes' apartment. using small explosive charges, there was a sophisticated booby trap in the suspect's home. trip wires and flammable liquid devices to kill the first person going through the door and set fire. the investigators were able to comb the place. bringing out bags of evidence including a computer tower. they will be searching for further confirmation of planning. memorials are a daily occurence. praying for the scores of wounded. president obama has decided to make its way here to meet
allowed in the courtroom that day and holmes is not expected to make statements. 12 people died and 58 others were wounded in the shooting. >>> the tax cut today continue on capitol hill. democrats are pushing for extensions for those making less than $250,000 a year and foxee peter ducey has more. >> reporter: president obama said his tax plan would give everyone a tax break but for the top 2% of earners. republicans continue to say since the top 2% are the job creators, it would not be smart to take money out of their pockets. >> unfortunately, washington democrats' default position is to allow everyone's taxes sky rocket if congress doesn't agree to their plan to raise taxes on one of the most productive segments on our economy. >> reporter: president obama said that is not right. >> republicans in congress and their nominee for president believe that the best way to create prosperity in america is to let it trickle down from the top. and they believe that if our country spends trillions more on tax cuts for the wealthy, they will create jobs. even if we have to pay for it like gutt
tomorrow. holmes made an initial appearance in court last week. the 24-year-old is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others on july 20th. he is being held without bond in isolation. >>> a woman catholic priest is leading parishioners to a walk to baltimore. she says catholics and others are being forced to violate their beliefs and consciouses because of the contraception part of the obama health care law. >>> starting monday, customers -- in addition to regular parking fees, the system charges a 32 cents convenience fee per transaction. it's the same system used in about 17,000-metered parking spots in the district. >>> syria is accusing some of its neighbors of consipiring against it. during a trip to iran, the syrian prime minister claims qatar, saudi arabia and turkey are supporting a plot masterminded by israel to attack syria. fox's peter doocy explains tonight. >> reporter: the syrian opposition is reportedly being told by the obama administration not to totally gut president assad's regime when he falls from power. an unnamed u.s. official says, you can't have a comple
people injured. after 24-year-old james holmes opened fire during a midnight showing of the dark knight rises. here's what we know right now. residents who were evacuated can now go home. investigators have cleared the apartment of all the explosives and trip wires. president obama will go to colorado tomorrow to visit the victims and their families. investigators have now identified all 12 of the dead. three of whom were in the military. two in the navy and one in the air force. those who survived are starting to tell their stories. >> started being, you know, a flash of the gun. at the time, i thought it was fireworks. i was hit here and i realized it was something much more serious. people started screaming, a lot of chaos. i ducked down with my friends. >> barton was hit in the neck. he managed to make it out of the theater and found a police officer who got him to the hospital. >>> a memorial for victims is growing tonight. the mother of a six-year-old killed in a shooting still doesn't know her daughter is dead. ashley moser was badly hurt herself. she has been in and out of con
obama addresses the nation, not as commander and chief but as our counselor. police say james holmes stated buying weapons at denver area stores nearly two months before friday's shooting and received at least 50 packages in four months at his home and school. officials say he's not cooperating and it could be months before they learn the motive behind the shooting rampage that left 12 people dead and dozens injured. meanwhile president obama met with victims' families at university of colorado hospital tonight. >> will the issue of gun control make its way to congress and the presidential campaigns? the mass shooting in colorado and the appropriate national response were front and center on the sunday talk shows. fox 5's melanie alnwick has a roundup. >> reporter: for many the mass murder in aurora, colorado, brought back the pain and anguish felt during 9/11. >> i think it's a terrorist that wanted to take a wasn't just from the people that are here but from the country our ability to enjoy life to, go to the movie theater which for most of us is a refuge. >> reporter: colorado g
. >>> the colorado shooting suspect topping our stories this morning. james holmes will find out what charges he is facing letter this morning. his defense lawyers are asking for any package he may have sent to the university where he studied and say holmes was seeing a psychiatrist there. >>> pentagon chief leon panetta is in tunisia this morning, the first leg of a to the middle east that includes egypt, israel and jordan. >> in particular are concerns about syria's come kal and biological weapons as well as the refugees pouring over the border now. >> reporter: syria's largest city of aleppo looks like a war zone. more than 100 civilians have been killed or wounded in an assault by president assad's regime. >> i think another tragic example of the kind of indiscriminate violence that is assad regime has committed. >> reporter: government forces pounding rebel-held neighborhoods in the city in an effort to retake control from rebel fighter. secretary panetta says the government-backed attacks will lead through assad's demice. >> i think, if they continue this kind of tragic attack on their own
to be formally charged. >> james holmes is also accused of wounding 58 others along with the charges, a judge will hear arguments month a request by the defense. attorneys for holmes want to see a package he allegedly sent before shooting and they want for find out who leaked information for the media about that package. here at home, authorities a the suspect accused of allegedly plotting a mass shooting in our area could be held for a week without facing criminal charges. neil edwin scott is undergoing a mental evaluation after being taken in friday. according to police, the 28- year-old's alleged threats against his former boss raised concerns that he was planning a shooting similar to the movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado. after prescott was arrested, officers say they found dozens of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition in the suspect's crofton apartment. >>> police say a suspect killed a business owner friday afternoon at his jewelry store in arlington. that is where sherry ly is live with the latest on the search for the suspect now. good morning. >> good morning. >>
suspected gunman, james holmes learns the charges against him. >> reporter: accused shooter james holmes remains in county jail behind me on monday he will be transported to a local courtroom, where he will learn the extent of his charges we foe he will be charged with 12 counts of first degree murder but also the possibility of 58 counts of attempted murder charges as well as a slew of others pertaining to not only the mass murder at the theatre but his booby trapped apartment the judge will release that gag order allowing the media and public as well as victims families to gain access to more information pertaining to his psychiatrist, dr. lynn fenton. media is inquiring as to her knowledge of holmes. surviving are struggling with debilitating injuries the mother of murdered veronica sullivan that little 6-year-old girl who died in the massacres has suffered a miscarriage, ashley was 8 weeks pregnant with her second child the night she was shot in the neck, and the abdomen. also in critical care, joseph garbi his sister spoke to us about the community coming together. >> this community
by james holmes. there are reports that the notebook outlined plans to kill people but the school would not confirm its content. the university says it was delivered monday, refuting reports by knocks news that the notebook was delivered several days before the shooting. >>> the survivors of last week's shooting face a lifetime of recovery too but many will not have to worry about the burden of medical bills. three of the hospitals caring for victims say they will either limit or completely wipe out their bills. some of of the victims have no health insurance. >>> president obama and mitt romney are talking more about their stances on gun control following last weekance shooting. in new orleans yesterday, president obama told the national urban league that he wants stronger background check. romney said changing laws would not prevent tragedies like this because in many cases, many of the weapons are obtained illegally. >>> violet ripken was held at gunpoint and forced from her home in an are dean, maryland earlier this week. willmar is live in the newsroom with the latest on the searc
is now formally charged with murder. james holmes sat silently without reacting as the charges were read. he faces 142 counts, including 24 counts of first degree murder, and 116 counts of attempted murder. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others during the midnight premier of "the dark knight rises." prosecutors could file additional charges. it is still unclear if they're going to seek the death penalty. >>> more than a thousand fans are showing their support for penn state football. they joined a pep band to greet players gathering for offseason workouts this morning. the early morning rally comes as former starting quarterback ron bolden and backup safety tim buckley leave the team in the wake of the sanctions following the sandusky child sex abuse scandal. and star runningback silas red may be next. >>> another big story today. a bill that would ban late term abortions in the district is up for a vote in the house. the bill is sponsored by republican arizona representative trent franks. it would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. supporters say that's w
'll toss it back to you. >> thank you.nk >>> big story this morning, james holmes, the man suspected of unloading a hail of bulletsbu in a colorado movie theater will make his second court appearance today. >> we have awful the details. good morning, >> reporter: you know, cameras will not be allowed in this appearance, and it's still unclear if prosecutors will seew ilthe death penalty. james holmes will appear in court today to learn about theab magnitude of the criminal charges that will likely be held against him. >> potentially, we're talking about over 100 charges, 12 counts of first degree murder,mu then you may have 58 counts of attempted first degree murder. >> reporter: during the first court appearance last week, he seemed somewhat withdrawn, and some speculate he was drugged or putting on an act. act possibly making a stance for an insanity plea. sa >> this is going to be a casebe where athe focus is going to be on his mental state, his mental state during the process in terms of whether he is competent to even go through this process now, and hi
. >>> the entertainment world is mourning the loss of oscar winning actress celeste holmes. she died early sunday morning at her new york city apartment. holmes soared to broadway fame in oklahoma and won an oscar in. >>'s agreement. she had been hospitalized with dehydration by spent her final days at home surrounded by family. >>> a spectacular scene in gaithersburg over the weekend. up next, a raging garage fire. >> authorities say it was sparked by illegal activities. we'll have an explanation for you when we come back. first, let's talk to tucker barnes. >> we have warm and humid conditions to start your day. done with the rain showers from yesterday. going to be a hazy, hot and humid monday. and lauren demarco is in with your traffic. we'll do it after the break. >>> let's take a live look outside to start your morning off here with a look at the washington monument. you can see the capitol dome also there on your left. a sticky start to your week for sure. temperatures already in the upper 70s. we saw a lot of this last week too. kind of the same. >> more of the same. >> typical july weather. >> y
comb road -- he same is he -- same scenario. >>> a big story this morning,hi james holmes, the man suspected of unloading a haim the bullets in a colorado movie theater will make his second court appearance. >> mayor anne has the latest details. >> reporter: james holmes will appear in court to learn moret about the criminal charges he facing. >> we are potentially talkingaly were over is hundred charges, 12 counts of first degree murder.r. >> reporter: during the first court appearance, he seemed somewhat withdrawn.hd some speculates he was drugged or putting on an act, perhaps making a stance for an insanitya plea.n >> this is going to be itya case where the focus is going to go on his mental state, during this process, in terms of whether he is competent to even go through this process now, and his mental state at the time that he committed these acts. >> reporter: the judge the overseeing the case has increased the black-out of information being released to the public, that includes details of visits to the home of descrier fenton. de >> he wants to be the filter of the informa
.t >> james holmes is expected to be formally charged next week. we have the details of the firsh court appearance, and the taskth at hand fore the new mayor of lauren? >> reporter: holmes is expectede back s in court when he ish formally charged on multiple counts of first degree murder next monday, but yelled was the first time the public got a look at the suspect, since hesin allegedly walked into the century 16 movie theater and opened fire. f the 24-year-old appeared in the courtroom to hear a judge explain why eases's being heldbn without bond.ou holmes with his hair still died a shocking comic book owner red had -- orange red had the chanc to speak but didn't speak. he seemed to fall asleep at one points. authorities say he is refusing to cooperate and it could take months to figure out what prompted the massacre. 12 people were skilled, dozens injury. the aurora mayor, steve hogan, said his town will never be the at the same time, but hopes the community will come together ino the time of crisis. >> i keep thinking of what happened there, and those people the.e but th
from releasing any records for shooting suspect james holmes. he spent a year studying neuroscience there but the judge says releasing the records would impede the investigation and lawmakers on capitol hill are honoring the victims. congress adopted a resolution yesterday that recognizes the people would tried to help and protect the victims including first responders. >>> we are just hours away from the opening ceremonies for the summer olympics. >> a lot of people excited about that. we'll get a full report from london as we check more headlines. stay with us. we'll be back. 'll be back.  >>> new this morning, former indiana university basketball player neil reid has died. he was the player caught on camera being choked by coach bobby knight during a practice back in 1997. he transferred for another school after that incident and knight got fired later in the year when he was accused of grabbing the arm of another student. neil reid died from heart come indications. he was just 36 years old. >>> seven years of preparation and it all comes down to today's opening ceremonies du
the attack. two sources tell fox news, james holmes, sent that notebook. one of these sources says the notebook was full of details about he was going to kill people. it was endeliverred and it's unclear how long it sat in the mail room. >> protees tests in california took a violent turn overnight. hundreds of protesters clashed with anaheim police officers in a forced nighted of violence. the police union is defending the shootings, claiming both men have criminal records. >>> a judge is appointing tito jackson's oldest son. the court suspended the rights of katherine because she hasn't spoken with the children. sheriff deputies continue to investigate a family distour baps. >> despite pressing charges, they are united and support the university. about 30 players gated. and issued a statement, the penn state community to support them and say players remain strong and committed to the football program. >> we are proud of what we are. we are the true penn staters. we are going to see this thing through. we're going to do everything we can for the university. >> fined $60 million
in the city after 20 weeks of pregnancy. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton joins us now to talk about the committee's action. thank you very much for being here. appreciate your presence, despite the weather that you had to get through to be with us. >> of course. >> i want to give our viewers more details about this bill. it doesn't include exceptions of rape, incest, or the help of the mother. and there is -- some abortions. can you give us more what is behind this? >> not only a fine but up to two years in prison for a health provider. what is behind this is a national campaign. and to march through the states, get states to attach bills that essentially attack roe versus wade, the sponsors and the pro-life sources don't have the cuts to put a national bill of that kind on the floor because it's a direct assault on roe versus wade that says that up until liability -- vability, the woman can have an abortion and after that, that is a matter for for and her physicians, and this bill tries to push beyond that. the bill is already under attack and the courts and it's sponsored by a rep
normally charged with murder. james holmes faces 142 counts including 4 counts ever first degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder. he is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others during the midnight premiere of the dark knight rises. prosecutors could file additional charges. it is still unclear if they will seek the death penalty though. >>> this next headline a bit chilling. a deadly ebola outbreak. and it is spreading. details of where that is happening. >> in a flash, thousands of dollars worth of items stolen. details of this flash mob robbery coming up. stay with us. sit video of a flash mob robbery in chicago is going viral. thousands of dollars in jeans stolen from a store. the owner posted the mob-tile take overrobbery on youtube hoping to help police in their search for suspects. soys >>> also new in chicago, the jury is set and the trial is ready to open in the trial of drew peterson. his lawyer says he is calm and confident. prosecutors think a costly divorce settlement may have prompted him to kill his third wife. >>> congress is working on new saskatchew
before that of each variety of first-degree murder. >> reporter: holmes also faces 116 counts of attempted first- degree murder. those charges also doubled for the 58 people injured and wounded during the attack. holmes sitting silently again, just as he did in a hearing last week, as lawyers argued his fate. a select number of journalists, survivors, and victim family members were allowed inside the crime that was closed off to camera the -- courtroom that was closed off to cameras. >> it was difficult to so the man and his indifference. >> and talking. i want to know why he did it. >> reporter: due to the large amount of victims and family who attended, the court decided to have an overflow room where they could watch the proceedings. a motion requesting the unsealing of court records was set for next week. a group of almost two dozen news organizations, including fox news, is asking the judge to unseal specific documents in the case. >> and the news media asked the court to create transparency and to allow the public to monitor the proceedings and the criminal justice syste
days after a gray campaign consultant admitted she helped run a shadow campaign. eleanor holmes norton released a statement yesterday saying mayor gray must clear up the matter quickly. councilmember jim graham is all asking merit to more thoroughly address the issue immediately. >> i made it very clear and also, you know, at this point in time, we don't have endless patience with this. this is very, very urgent. there are a left demanding questions he has to respond to as best he can. >> three other councilmember have called on mayor vincent gray to step down. the mayor has made it clear he has no plans to resign. jeffy thompson, the man suspected of funding that shadow campaign for mayor gray has left the accounting firm he founded. a spokeswoman says thompson sold his stake to his partner. thompson's home an office were raided in march as part of the investigation. the associated press says two people familiar with the investigation have identified him as the source of the shadow campaign funds. >>> new this morning, montgomery county police are investigating a deadly motorcycle acc
on monday what charges spect -- suspected gunman james holmes will face. there will be no cameras allowed in the courtroom that day and he is not expected to make statements. 12 people died and 58 were wounded in the shooting. >>> the billboard in idaho raised eyebrows by comparing homes to president obama. -- holmes of president obama. they showed a picture of him saying he killed 12 in the movie with assault rifle, everyone freaks out and then showed the president with a picture saying kills thousands with his peace policy and wince the noble peace prize. he wants to -- they want to draw attention to the military dieing overseas and everyone has a right to their own opinion. >>> police think it could have been another shooting massacre like aurora but they believe they managed to stop it with the arrest of 28-year-old neil prescott. police say he threatened mass murder at the capitol heights branch of pitny bowes. when a sign visor called to fire him, he was accused of saying i'm a joker, i'm going load my guns and blow everyone up. the police managed to get a warrant. when they searche
about the suspect in the colorado movie massacre. james holmes was apparently being treated by a psychiatrist at university where he studied. his defense attorneys made the disclosure today in a court motion. meanwhile several funeral services were held today. more are scheduled for the weekend. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others last week in the midnight showing of the new batman movie in aurora. >>> police may be closing in on the gunman who allegedly kidnapped cal ripken's mother. investigators in aberdeen say they received numerous tips about this man who is suspected of kidnapping viola ripken tuesday morning from her townhome. she was driven around in her lincoln town car before being returned hope tuesday morning. that tip line remains open. >>> -- home tuesday morning. that tip line remains open. >>> corporal rickey adey is one of two officers who helped rescue a handful of people from a burning apartment building. governor days later -- two days later corporal adey was arrested. >>> a scare on the tracks, metro officials saying a woman acc
and now councilwoman eleanor holmes norton is weighing in. fox 5's matt ackland has the latest. >> reporter: a large group of reporters waited for mayor gray leaving the wilson building less than 24 hours after three other city leaders asked to him resign. >> i have no intentions of resigning. you have to look at the people that did it. >> reporter: who did it? council member david catania, muriel bowser, but it was mary cheh, a long time supporter whose commented appeared to bother gray the most. >> i am going to join council member catania in asking the mayor to resign. >> yeah, i was very surprised at that. >> reporter: these calls for resignation came after jeanne clarke harris, a close friend of mayor gray's, admitted in court this week to helping run a shadow campaign, over a half million dollars to help gray beat former mayor adrian fenty. meanwhile gray spent wednesday evening trying to shore up support on the council. >> these are people i've worked with. >> reporter: first calling chairman mendelson to his office and then other council members on the phone. >> he
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